Taking Action to Improve People's Health

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Have you ever wished you could stop the spread of diseases? Or help fight hunger? It can be as easy as taking a picture of your school lunch and posting it online. That’s what a nine-year-old in Scotland did to raise awareness about healthy eating and hunger. One young boy talked to his senator about health care. Another girl used animation skills to start a conversation about autism. These kids are all activists for health. They noticed a problem, and they did what they could to raise awareness and fix that problem. Read their stories about how they worked to improve health, and learn how you too can be an activist.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.4
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007110, JNF024000
Dewey 362.0425
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1050
ATOS Reading Level 7.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 182594
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Eric Braun

Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into his books (unbeknownst to them).

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Who's Changing the World?

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth, sick and injured people who needed help, and unfairness in schools, and they decided to make a… View available downloads →


School Library Journal

“A bright launching pad for tweens looking for social justice causes and accompanying role models. . . . [T]his series is a winner for collections in need of quality, inspirational materials on contemporary activists.”—School Library Journal